Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

My podcast on Below the Waist about how bad ab-only programs are

Last week I did an interview with Dino Corvino at Below the Waist about abstinence-only until marriage programming.  Here’s a link.  Its about 42 minutes long so makes for excellent … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Pregnant Lady APB: follow-up

Last week I shared an email “ABP” issued by radical Wisconsin anti-choice group Vigil for Life.  To quickly recap, VFL “sidewalk counseled” a woman seeking services at a Madison Planned … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Commodifying witty analysis & crackerjack reportage

I have been considering this move for a long time: adding the donate button to ye olde blog.  I have seen other people do it and was frankly turned off … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 9 Comments

The FAMiLY Leader should be endorsing Newt Gingrich any second now!

“Suckers!” The performances given by the 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls at The FAMiLY Leader’s Thanksgiving Family Forum in Iowa this weekend were breathtaking.  As the forum was sponsored by the … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Dec. 13 Capitol Hill hearing on child abuse: time to revisit HR 911 (now HR 3126)

The LA Times reported that the Senate Health Education Labor and Pension committee will have a hearing on child abuse brought on by the horrific sexual abuse scandal at Penn … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Perry signs The FAMiLY Leader’s wack marriage pledge, Newt considers it

The Des Moines Register is reporting Rick Perry has signed on to The FAMiLY Leader’s marriage pledge.  Seeking to jump on the pledge bandwagon, Iowa’s foremost anti-gay, anti-choice politico-Christian organization … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Reading Herman Cain’s Soul. In Iowa. (The Revealer extended version!)

This is a cross-post of my article at The Revealer.  This post includes commentary  (a call for The FAMiLY Leader to question Herman Cain about the sexual harassment/abuse charges) from … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Homage to The People’s Library at #OWS

During my visits to  Zucotti I split my time between hanging with the finance team, attending working group sessions and sitting in The People’s Library.  A ramshackle collection of chairs … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

Creepy similarities in Sandusky and Cain comments

Is it me or are the similarities in the Sandusky and Cain statements eerily similar?  The justification of (denied) abuse or harassment is that “many” (Sandusky) kids were helped or … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · 3 Comments

#ThingsAYoungMomDoesntWantToHear

Child on the left, Mom on the right ____________________________________________________ I remember the night I got pregnant.  It was 1988 and Jim and I were doing it in his parent’s living room … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · 3 Comments
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